I finally had the chance to try the local brunch spot Olea. It’s a corner shop located in the Nob Hill neighborhood of SF and it’s only open on the weekends from 9am to 2pm for breakfast/brunch.
My friends and I waited about half an hour for seats on a Saturday at 11:30am. Surprisingly, I thought the wait would be longer but I guess we just got lucky. It was a nice sunny day anyway so we just chatted it up while we waited. There was outside seating available with tables and seats lining both sides of the restaurant but we were able to get seats indoors. The interior was cozy and charming with just enough tables to not feel crowded.
The menu consisted of typical breakfast fare but with a bit of Mexican influence with dishes such as chilaquiles and huevos ranchero. We tried the cazuela, chilaquiles, sweet corn cakes, and shared the french toast. The food came out promptly so I snapped a few shots before we chowed down. The food was good and I didn’t feel heavy at all after eating. What stood out was the french toast which was much more creamy that typical french toasts. The egg was completely soaked into the bread making it super light and creamy.
Overall a good brunch spot to check out with friends. I would come back to try the other Mexican style dishes and have the french toast again.
|Sweet Corn Cakes|
|Olea’s Challah Custard Toast|